Approaches to Studying Religions reviews
I think it would have been more interesting if the course went more inept into Central and South American Indigenous People.
I always enjoy studying religion. This course wasn't as organized as others. A question from a course I had not taken yet was on a previous course test. Repeated same courses several times. I would rather learn all of it at once.
An interesting course. I liked how in this class each section follows a story.
Your depiction of atheist(s) is inaccurate. I understand that this is not an in-depth study of atheism, but teaching things that are just false is not advisable. Specifically, Unit (2), challenge (3), you all teach that it’s “false” that the following statement is true of atheism “Atheism holds that the existence of God is possible, but unlikely” This is probably the belief of the majority of atheists. Most atheists tend to be agnostic-atheists. The most facile and strawman representation of atheism would be to say that “because one cannot perceive god via the senses, it’s a good reason for one to adopt atheism.” That’s inaccurate, and you won’t find a modern atheistic philosopher who agrees with that. Yet that’s what the class calls the “correct” answer. F. This class gets one star for that.
very informative this is not by far an easy class so please be prepared to read and study.
A lot of the questions are misleading. They are so similar or there could be two answers to a question. Also there was a question about an essay that I never even read so I just had to guess in one part. I think the questions could be a lot clearer on the milestone and should not be as tricky.
I learned a lot and enjoyed the course!
it sucked dont take this class
Very informational. If you have an interest in learning anything about another religion, take this course. Kind of fun, if you're into this sort of thing. Long challenges though and long milestones, be ready to sit and read, a lot.lol
I loved this course, it was fun and easy to understand.
Very fun and informative course! I learned a lot about other religions and now have a better appreciation for them. Great course!
Must read and reread the material. Difficult but doable. Pace yourself and break it up in a few days. Take notes and review review, review.
Very informative, I gained a lot of knowledge. well worth it.
Great stuff, very informative and maintains objective perspective. Even from my Christian upbringing there were things I didn't see in broader perspective as what defines Christians in conjugation of Abrahamic religions. I took this thinking it would be a slide through course but you really have to study the material.
Very informative learnt a great deal
Good and easy to follow. The classes are great. The only thing that bothered me was the long, irrelevant and condescending introduction to each question. The background story is painfully boring. I understand it's meant to provide context, but it doesn't do that very well. I recommend skipping it and just reading the question itself 95% of the time.
The writer was great, the tests were flawed and confusing, obviously created with some sort of auto-generate. Worth it overall though.
This course was a good learning tool as far as looking closer into other religions but the struggle for me was that the course work was not matching up with the Milestones.
This is the first course I took on Sophia.org and I really enjoyed it. I am very proud of myself. I completed this course in 2 days and approximately 12 hours of reading to maintain my sanity. Please don't try and answer the questions without reading first in the first three chapter as it might be tempting. Good luck if you plan on taking this course.
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Sophia’s Approaches to Studying Religion Pathway helps you gain mastery of the basic concepts integral to the study of religion and understand how these concepts apply in real world situation. In this Pathway, you will explore key components of religions as they apply to a range of different belief systems and will explore the role of religion in modern society.
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- Investigate the major approaches to studying religion
- Identify common elements of religions
- Analyze religion’s impact on individuals, society and the world
- Evaluate social, ethical and cultural topics through the lens of religion
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